I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Extreme Risk
Published by Random House Publishing Group on September 29th 2015
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult
Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository
Also in this series: Shredded, Shattered
Also by this author: Crash Into Me , Ruined
Do nice guys always finish last? In the new Extreme Risk novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff, a burnt-out underdog and a vulnerable tomboy defy the pressure to be perfect and go after what they really want. Bighearted and easygoing, Luc Jennings is falling behind in a family of serious overachievers. While he may be decent enough at snowboarding to turn pro and rack up some sponsors, he’s never topped any podiums—unlike his friends Z, Ash, and Cam. Luc’s always been head over heels for Cam Bradley, but she’s never seen him as anything more than a friend. Now, after years of coming in second, Luc can’t take it anymore—especially if it means watching Cam chase another guy. Cam hangs out almost exclusively with dudes, and that’s fine by her. She’d much rather be shredding at the Olympics than primping in the mirror. Cam’s wildest dreams have a way of coming true—except when it comes to getting her longtime crush and best friend, Z Michaels, to notice her. Then her mother suddenly shows up after being gone for, like, ever, and Cam’s whole world comes crashing down. Desperate for a place to lay low, she turns to the one person who’s always had her back. Try as he might to move on, Luc could never leave Cam hanging. He lets her crash at his place—and it isn’t long before she winds up in his bed. With Cam running scared and her icy facade starting to melt at last, Luc’s determined to finally win the only prize that matters.
Advance praise for Slashed “Nothing is hotter than best friends who become lovers, and Tracy Wolff nailed it with Slashed. The story is sexy, emotional, and impossible to put down.”—Stina Lindenblatt, author of the Pushing Limits series
“Tracy Wolff does it again. Slashed is a sexy, emotional, and touching ride with a huge splash of girl power! I loved getting to know this group of friends over the first two Extreme Risk books, and was thrilled to finally see Luc and Cam get their moment. I read it twice in four days!”—Sophia Henry, author of Delayed Penalty Praise for the Extreme Risk series “Z from Tracy Wolff’s Shredded is so hot he will melt your heart!”—New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy “Shredded features two gorgeously damaged characters and an amazingly written story that kept me on the edge of my seat! Love it!”—Toni Aleo, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Assassins series “A blazing story from start to finish!”—Fresh Fiction, on Shredded “My hat is off to Tracy Wolff, who has created a world filled with heart, humor, turmoil, and second chances.”—Tome Tender, on Shattered “Spectacular . . . emotionally gripping, sensual, and carefully crafted . . . This book will take hold of your heart and remind you to live each day to the fullest.”—Guilty Pleasures Book Review, on Shattered “After falling in love with Tracy Wolff’s Extreme Risk novel Shredded and the way it left off, I couldn’t wait for Ash’s story. And man what a story it was!”—BookBesties, on Shattered
I have been waiting on Cam and Luc’s story since the first book. It was all there brewing under the surface. I was so not disappointed.
I loved the tension between these two. Yes, things would have been solved faster if they just communicated, but we wouldn’t have gotten all the turmoil Luc and Cam are feeling. Most of the time they are together they end up in a fight. They both have problems with insecurity. And it’s totally understandable with both characters. When you’re one of the guys for so long, it’s hard to think you are attractive. And Luc knows he isn’t as strong in competition with his friends but he doesn’t realize he’s a pretty badass boarder.
I also loved seeing them with their friends so much, and how close Cam and Ophelia have become. There are some shocking moments, and moments when you want to shake the characters and call them a dumbass for giving up. But I loved every minute of it.
Also, both Cam and Luc’s moms suck. They aren’t very present in their lives, and I know that shouldn’t matter much when these characters are in their twenties, but it does. It’s nice to have support.
Slashed can be read as a stand alone, but I’d really recommend reading the first two books so you get a feel of Luc and Cam leading up to this one.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: